Tuesday, July 01, 2008

 

William Logan on Frank O’Hara

Sharing a coke with Frank O’Hara

Is Kent Johnson the new Frank O’Hara?
Tony Towle & Andrew Epstein
debate issues
of authorship & attribution
on John Latta’s blog

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Becoming Bernadette

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Interviews with 42 poet-songwriters
including
Jake Berry, Adam Fieled, Jack Foley,
Jennifer John, Grace Read,
Michael Rothenberg, Kate Rusby,
Chris Stroffolino, Linda Thompson,
Richard Thompson, Andy Gricevich

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The 1970s Conference
marathon report

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Rereading the Allen anthology

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Elizabeth Bartlett has died

As has G.E. Murray

&, in Chicago, Mark Perlberg

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DC authors’ houses
from Sterling A. Brown to Tim Dlugos

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Tom Beckett reading The Grand Piano

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A profile of Open Books

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Flood damage at Iowa City bookstore

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The latest death-of-a-bookstore tale
comes from Grayslake,
IL

The Strand is closing its Fulton Street store

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In DC, Olsson’s files Chapter 11

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Ray Bradbury fights to save Long Beach bookstore

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In St. Clair, IL, indies struggle to survive

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Saving De Lauer’s
(because I too worked for a real estate title firm
in downtown
Oakland when I went to college)

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Greenblatt’s Macbeth

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In praise of soft surrealism

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Remembering Ann Darr

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Lytle Shaw on Baraka’s Newark

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Zadie Smith’s Kafka

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Krushcheva’s Nabokov

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Revell’s Rimaud (the video)

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Joaquin Miller
& the DC poetry scene of the 1880s

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Flarf vs. conceptual:
are you accessible?

an easy retreat into the academic bosom

What, me conceptual?”

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An annotated reading list:
Berkson, Durand, Friedlander, Oppen, Powys

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Jim Morrison & beatnik poets
in
Washington, DC

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Robert Creeley on Wordplay

Sound shapes in a Creeley poem

But surely is heard the discouraging word

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Giving up poetry
(maybe it’s because Harvard & Yale
have such dreadful literature programs)

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Nerys Williams’ Reading Error

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Remembering Owen Dodson

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Joshua Auerbach & Matt Rader

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Billy Collins lists his influences

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What is a failed poet ?

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Talking with Neil Rollinson

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Jack Foley on Frank Samperi

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Donne scholar down under
combines children’s fiction & poetry

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The Guardian goes Oulipo

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Arielle Greenberg on the “Gurlesque

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Is Lev Rubenstein
the Russian Bob Grenier?

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A profile of Gwendolyn Bennett

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Mark Wallace on metapoetics

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Rupture & the avant-garde

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The scandal in Montana

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Excerpts from Jim Liddy’s autobiography

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Talking with Suy Vansak

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Remembering John “Gunboat” Pauker

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If only Supreme Court justices could read

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Bob Dylan & rock ‘n’ roll
as legal precedent

Germaine Greer
despising Dylan

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Discourse as muse

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In Seattle,
arts grants for 38

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Recalling Gabrielle Edgcomb

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Atwood wins Asturias prize

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In Cardiff,
announcing contest winners
with a certain nautical flair

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An introduction to language poetry
(in Dutch)

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International Park Award
goes to Mahmoud Darwish

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You can save $25
by registering for
the NYC Poets Forum now
(it’ll be the first big event
after we actually know
who will be the next president)

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The obsessive John Keats

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Jay Parini & Tom Paulin

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In New Zealand,
celebrate “Montana Poetry Day”

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Mary Karr on Miroslav Holub

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An “explosion of poetry” in China

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On Cape Fear,
Neil Ray runs the open mic

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“between the beauty of math
& the beauty of poetry”

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Talking with Children’s Laureate
Ifor ap Glyn

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Norbert Krapf
is the new
Indiana State Laureate

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Assessing Ambrose Bierce

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Cowboy poetry “in the classic tradition
of Louis L’Amour

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Poetry & nationalism in Yemen

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Fingering digital humanities

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Pablo Neruda’s The Hands of Day

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Rushdie’s “stew”

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Reclaiming
Leon-Gontran Damas

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J.K. Rowling at Harvard

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Visualizing Big Data

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Why have we forgotten Edward Thomas?
(hint: it’s the writing)

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Ellen Doré Watson comes to Haverford

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The first woman
to have her play performed
on the main stage
of the National Theatre

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The future of publishing:
mulch

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Mary Beard, laughing

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E.L. Doctorow’s “The White Whale”

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Switching languages can change
your personality

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CrossCheck
seeks to catch academic plagiarizers

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A defense of elitism

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Which way feminism?

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Tiny (& predictable) ideas on Big Think

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Why journalists need
to understand blogging

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Indie music vs. indie books

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Who owns downloaded music ?

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Fuel costs killing indie band tours

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Georgia O’Keefe onstage

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Another Jackson Pollock mess

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Olafur Eliasson’s NYC waterfalls

Temporary Niagra

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A brutalism renaissance?

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The 200 top art collectors

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Cinema’s art houses are empty

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Theater vs. movie critics

Music critics start to disappear

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And the most exciting rock lyricist is….

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Jazz propaganda

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 We’re the party of the arts,”
UK conservatives claim

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In Corrales, New Mexico,
a progressive candidate
who actually understands
the arts

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& a tip of the hat
to the Beltway Poetry Quarterly
for so many excellent links
from its “DC forebears” issue

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